Waiting to be asked to dance

Sophie Wallace
Sophie Wallace

I have decided one day I’m going to be famous. This is for a number of reasons- I want to be Lizo Mzimba, the BBC News entertainment correspondent, or be able to buy whatever I want, particularly shoes.

But, two of the main top 10 points on my list of reasons are this: one day I want to win ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, and one day I want to go on ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’!

As silly as they might seem, they’re honestly some of my ambitions.

I love a bit of ‘Strictly’. I used to be an ‘X-Factor’ girl, but ever since the new series started, I never really got that into it. So, sat in front of the telly with my big bag of chocolate peanuts, I took the jump over to BBC1 and watched the sparkles and the glitz that is ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

I just think the opportunity to do something like that would be amazing. It’s always something that I’ve wanted to do, but up here in the giddy heights of Falkirk, there’s nowhere that offers classes for people my age, which sucks.

One of my friends the other day actually said to me, “Soph, see if you just become a professional dancer on ‘Strictly’, you can just get on ‘I’m a Celeb’ through that, because that’s what Vincent’s done!”

She’s made quite a good point there. But, unfortunately, there’s one small issue. I’m not a professional ballroom dancer.

Now I’m not saying that being chucked in the middle of the jungle with no wifi, food or proper toilet sounds like a good time, because it doesn’t. I have a ridiculous fear of spiders, and I think being surrounded by them, and other creepy crawlies, would help me get over it.

Also, who wouldn’t want to do a bush tucker trial?

They just look so exciting! Maybe minus the eating ones ...

It would be brilliant to be able to just do these things, but they’re just the things 
of daydream really. I guess the only way to get there 
is to see my name in shining lights.